The Parklands, South Bank, Brisbane, Australia, has played host to Lightwave, a sensory light installation at the Unlimited festival. At 10m x 16m x 5.5m, Lightwave is not just a sculpture or an art piece, but an object that can be interacted with, like a large animated toy or hybrid living creature—glowing and pulsing by the river. The design by AnL Studio was intended to provoke conversations about using contemporary parks as a performative public space. By offering a new and unexpected experience between people and the object (displayed art), or between nature and the (artificial) object, Lightwave responds in a purposefully dynamic and playful way, engaging and inviting public participation. The object is responsive to the new environment, therefore generating a new pattern into the place and time. More explanation and photographs of Lightwave following the break.
Architects: AnL Studio Location: Brisbane, Australia Project Architects: Keehyun Ahn and Minsoo Lee Prototyping Design/Interactive Consultant : Rory Nugent, Andy Doro Project Management: Laing O’Rourke, Byte Logic Curator: Creativesight, Hassell Electrical Engineers and Lighting/Interactive Consultants: Webb Australia Structural engineer: OPUS Cost Planning: Mitchell Brandtman Building Certification: Certis Surveying: LandPartners Construction and Construction Management: Laing O’Rourke Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Courtesy of AnL Studio Interactive Fabrication: Watthouse, Zenith, Xenian, CTI, Imaginus Fabrication: Flow Force, Heyday Landscaping: Dig It, South Bank Corporation, Concrete Supply: Boral